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The Community of Bloor West Village

Bloor West Village
Bloor West Village is a popular neighbourhood for families. It has many excellent schools and is within walking distance of High Park - Toronto's biggest and best known park. This west end neighbourhood is highlighted by the Bloor West Village retail district which attracts shoppers from all over the city. The mix of stores include specialty clothing stores, book stores, restaurants and cafes. The businesses organized in 1970 into the first mandatory business improvement district,[1] an idea that has spread to numerous other commercial streets in Toronto and to cities around the world.

Bloor West's first residents were immigrants of Eastern European background. These are the residents who helped found the Bloor West Village Business Improvement Area, the first of its kind in Canada. This shopping district has helped make Bloor West Village one of Toronto's most popular neighbourhoods - family friendly and home to such highly regarded schools.
The Real Estate Scoop
This neighbourhood has been in high demand partly because it is located on the subway line and partly because of its proximity to two of the city’s most amazing parks – High Park and George Etienne Brule Parkette. So -prices in recent years have been bid-up.  
Grade JK - 8

  • Runnymede Jr. & Sr. School Results: EQAO 3.1 out of 4; Fraser Institute 8.2 out of 10.  Runnymede is a dual track school offering both regular English and French Immersion programs from Kindergarten to Grade 8 . Runnymede is known for academic excellence and rigour. In addition, it has a very strong Performing Arts programs including Band, Drama, and Strings 
  • Humbercrest Public School Results EQAO 3.1out of 4; Fraser Institute 8.3 out of 10. This is a STEM-focused, dual track school offering both  regular English and French Immersion programmes from Kindergarten to Grade 8.
  • Annette St. Jr. & Sr. School Results Fraser Institute 6.2 out of 10.
Grade 9-12
  • Humberside Collegiate Institute  has an academic program for students in grades 9 through 12. In addition to the regular curriculum, the school has a strong music program, as well as an Extended French and French Immersion program. It is a non-semestered school, meaning that the students take all eight of their classes through the entire academic year (with the exception of Civics/Careers in grade ten which switches in January, and the "double math" program, which switches from Advanced Functions in January to Calculus and Vectors).
  • Runnymede Collegiate Institute  is proud of its culturally diverse community. With a variety of course offerings from computer technology to co-operative education, from modern languages to music, Runnymede meets the needs and interests of its diverse student population.
  • Western Technical-Commercial School  Western was the third school to be designated as a CyberArts School by the Toronto District School Board to serve the southwest quadrant of Toronto. In late 2009, WTCS was designated as a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) school in Manufacturing Technology/Robotics, Design Studio, and Leadership.
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